Catonese for Dummies

From here to there
and back again,
I roam the walls
of this lion’s den.
What do I want?
You’ll never know
since what I need,
I’ll never show.
Meow from here
and meow from there,
now I’ll stand
with my icy stare.
You need to learn
how to read my mind
since our language barrier
has us in a bind.
Don’t you know
what I say?
Give me fish,
you big dummy!

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018


Falling in love
is like hearing a new song;
Sometimes you love at first listen,
sometimes it takes a time or two.
Pretty soon you learn all the words
and feel every beat too.
You play it on repeat
and can’t wait to listen again.
Eventually you know it
inside and out.
You sing it in your head.
You play it in your heart.
Then you tire out
and never want to hear it again.
From the very first note,
your skin begins to cringe.
So you move on to something new
and fall in love again,
thinking this is the song
you’ve been waiting for all along.

© Autumn Siders 2017

Dreaming Out Loud

What a wide world there is
outside my little bed.
Adventures await,
an exciting life ahead.

There are critters to kill
and sun to catch,
grass to munch,
and birds to snatch.

Still, I’d rather keep
these dreams inside my head
since dreaming out loud
means I have to leave my bed.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018


The night you said, “hello,”
my heart skipped a beat
and you said your place was near
and that spark brought on the heat.
We climbed the stairs so quickly
and you fumbled with your keys;
as the door closed behind us
you knew exactly how to tease.

Soon your shirt was gone
and soon my heart was still
and soon the night grew long,
each minute a greater thrill.
The sun rose in the sky
as I finally fell asleep
with you safely in my arms
as if you were mine to keep.

But the truth is cold and hard
and love a fickle thing;
but still you stole my heart
during this fleeting fling.

© Autumn Siders 2018